Report: Jeb Bush to assemble Jewish leadership team

Ben Sales

(JTA) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is reportedly gathering a group of Jewish leaders to support his campaign.

According to the website Jewish Insider, the so-called “National Jewish Leadership Team” will comprise Jewish leaders and prominent donors who have endorsed the former Florida governor. The team is being put together by Republican fundraiser Lisa Spies, who performed the same function for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.

But Jewish Insider notes that Romney’s effort began when he had already clinched the nomination, while Bush, who has trailed in the polls, is starting his much earlier, before the primary season. The website reported that several of Romney’s 2012 backers have already endorsed other candidates this cycle, like Florida Senator Marco Rubio and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.

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